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Legendary comedy institution The Second City has been named todayon Fast Company’s third annual Brands That Matter list, honoring brands that communicate anddemonstrate brand purpose. This prestigious recognition highlights companies and nonprofits thathave built cultural relevance and impact through compelling branding and efforts that naturallyextend their presence into the community.
Let’s be honest, the world can be a confusing and scary place. Improv teaches us to be brave and how to have fun doing it!
Legendary institution The Second City is proud to announce Ed Wells as its chief executive officer, signaling a new chapter of growth for the 63-year-old organization. Wells joins The Second City from Sesame Workshop, where he served as executive vice president and global head of media and education.
What Is The Second City?
The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 60 years.
We began in 1959 as a small comedy cabaret and have grown to become the first name in improv and comedy, with theaters and Training Centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood. We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our reach to include creative collaborations with a wide range of creative and corporate partners, wellness and education programs, and TV, film and digital productions. And our alumni list includes some of the funniest names on the planet…
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